Banh Xeo

Banh Xeo is a savory Vietnamese pancake that is made with a rice based flour and a little turmeric. Pork, shrimp and bean sprouts are typical fillings and usually wrapped in rice paper like a spring roll or a as a lettuce wrap.

I wish I had taken pictures throughout the cpoking practice but I was too excited to have these made by my mom, I totally forgot! This is one of my favorites Vietnamese dishes and something I’ve been craving for a very long time!

Smoked Salmon on an Everything Bagel

During a morning FaceTime with my friends John and Erin we talked about smoked salmon and they suggested input this together and boy was I glad I did. This was a good, quick sandwich that I will for sure be making a little more often!

Smoked Salmon on a Dave’s Killer Bread Everything Bagel with cream cheese, tomato, red onion, capers, and a fried egg.

Breakfast Burrito from Rod’s

Thought I’d start sharing some foods that I enjoy. Short posts and thoughts about them, not full blown reviews because ain’t nobody got time for that.

Yesterday I had a bacon breakfast burrito from Rod’s Char-Burger in Redondo Beach. The unique thing about their breakfast burritos is that they put chili (as in chili cheese fries chili) in their burrito). Very good, I liked that the chili didn’t overwhelm the burrito, just gave it a nice twist.

Taipei Night One

I’m here in Taipei for the AMPA trade show. Flight was ok, a little warm on the plane plus the two people next to me busted out some hard boiled eggs to eat which was odd. Also the guy in front of me had the same cat neck pillow I bought at Daiso, what are the odds of that?

Here’s the hotel I’ll be staying at, the Ambassador Hotel which is pretty nice and actually has a fitness center. I’ll be using this to get some runs in because walking around just now didn’t seem to runner friendly.

Was pretty hungry since the last meal on the plane was not very good and I barely ate any of it. Picked up some sort of bun filled with veggies and another filled with beef, both very good and only cost NT$50 which is about $1.75 US. A little further down the same street was a dumpling spot that was pretty busy and looked really good. Got a plate of 10 for only NT$60 which is about $2 US, these were made fresh and were really good! I thought I got a lot by getting 10 but I looked around and people had plates of 20 for just them. Guess I wasn’t really that hungry compared to the locals.

Pig Pen Delicacy 

Was invited to try a new food spot out called Pig Pen Delicacy. Located in Santa Ana’s 4th St market, this place offers many great menu items that include different forms of delicious pork!! I had the breakfast sandwich with has scrambled eggs, and their famous thick cut candied bacon! I also had their pork belly fries which featured pieces of fried pork belly that had a savory taste and added a nice crunch as well! Food is good but a little on the greasy side but it’s pig so you’d expect that. If you’re in the Orange County area, I definitely suggest trying this spot.